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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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220 reviews 220 reviews
27 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

nice location in a grassed square in the center of wells,intreasting visit allthough the inside is quite plain not alot of stained glass,the staff were pleasent and helpfull

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed soaking up the wonderful majesty of this cathedral as it towers over the greensward that lies before it on a number of occasions. There can be few buildings which find themselves in such a fabulous setting. I have often spent time with my binoculars repeatedly scanning the interesting carving and structure of the exterior. This was helped... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Perhaps unusually there is no 'entry fee' for the cathedral, although donations are welcomed. The facade of the building is spectacular and the ceiling above the nave especially worth seeing.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Free entry, though a donation is expected (£6 pp recommended) and well worth it. The free guided tour is a must as it makes sense of the building and its history.

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My photograph only shows the outside, but the tour, which I had done before, is well worth the time, effort and cost. Stunning surroundings with plenty of open grassy areas for just lazing away an hour or so before going in to see what can only be described as a majestic piece of architecture. When you have finished this tour,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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130 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wells Cathedral was certainly worth a visit, mainly due to its difference from other cathedrals of a similar vintage... It's scissor architecture is spectacular - and shows the great engineering and innovative approach of the master mason at the time of the build. The mechanical clocks (interior and exterior) offer a good distraction and, overall, the presentation of the building,... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love Wells Cathedral. It is simply divine. I love the simplicity of it inside. It's not overly ostentatious, and has a beautiful sense of peace and tranquility about it. I am captivated by the ceiling. There are many music events there because of the nearby music school, of which the quality is outstanding, so don't miss one if they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love investigating Cathedrals,although I'm not greatly religious.Their history and architecture fascinate me - and Wells was no exception. No admission charge - Thank Goodness - don't like places of worship charging entry. But donations are requested/suggested and we donated what we could afford. We meandered through the hushed building admiring the stained glass windows, arches. stonework (carved figures) and... More

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A beautiful Cathedral with a magnificent roof. Volunteers very helpful and informative. A wonderful visit

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stratford upon avon
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great bit of history. Its free, but you can donate, and if you want to take photos, its a charge also. Its a huge place, with different parts of the cathedral to visit. Go on the guided tour, if you are happy to stop and listen to lots of parts, we just met them, listen to a couple of... More

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